Building the Carr Gate Fever Hospital

Leeds Mercury
Thursday 31 May 1888

NEW ISOLATION HOSPITAL FOR THE WAKEFIELD RURAL SANITARY AUTHORITY’S DISTRICT

Yesterday afternoon Mr G W Young, of East Ardsley the chairman of the Rural Sanitary Authority for the Wakefield Union, laid the corner-stone of an isolation hospital, which is being erected for that authority. An excellent site of four acres of land has been purchased near “Prophet” Wroe’s Mansion at Carr Gate, and a short distance from the Bradford and Wakefield road. The contract for the brick and stone work has been let to Messrs Flower Bros, of Wakefield, who have already made considerable progress in the work. Alderman Flower, one of the contractors, presented Mr Young with a silver trowel and mahogany mallet, with which he laid the stone. Brief addresses were delivered by Mr Young, Mr J H Cookson of Stanley (vice-chairman of the authority), and Mr Herbert Beaumont, the clerk. After a vote of thanks had been accorded to Mr Young, and a cheer had been given for Mrs Young, the party drove back to Wakefield, and took tea together at the Strafford Arms Hotel.

The hospital’s official name was the Cardigan Sanatorium, but it was more commonly known as Carr Gate Fever Hospital, or simply Carr Gate Hospital.